ITC GARDENIA
BENGALURU, INDIA

“Everything is so modern in Bengaluru. Even the name is so new that we ourselves haven’t got to grips with calling it that yet,” laughs Ajay...

THE MANDRAKE
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

The Mandrake must have put its alchemic name to good use, because in just a few short months from opening, it is the talk of London town. It...

AVANI HUA HIN
HUA HIN, THAILAND

Hua Hin, situated just two and a half hours away from Bangkok, is a favourite of Thai city-slickers looking to escape the capital. It rose i...

QT SYDNEY
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

You can’t go to Australia without stopping over in its OutThere capital, Sydney. The place we chose on this trip was the QT. Located in the ...

COMO UMA UBUD
BALI, INDONESIA

We’re passionate about hotel breakfasts; we find it says a lot about a resort. The spread at the COMO Uma was outstanding – delicious Baline...

ARE WE THERE YET?

I was recently at the restaurant of one of Cape Town’s leading luxury hotels, when the friendly maître d’ asked if my wife would be joining ...

PAYING IT FORWARD

2017 was a big year for sustainable tourism – a hot topic that surfaced over and over again in a year of epic travel for me and also as part...

TIPPING POINT

Yesterday, I spent a hundred dollars simply by checking in and out of a hotel in Miami. I didn’t get any more, or less than what I had origi...

KIRSTEN FOX
PARK CITY, USA

The Headmistress of Fox School of Wine, Kirsten moved to Park City in 1995. Her school runs weekly wine tastings and monthly food-wine pairi...

SRI PANWA
PHUKET, THAILAND

Our introduction to this huge luxury resort was by golf-cart, at sunset. As we arrived at check-in, our personal butler came out to greet us...

PALAIS NAMASKAR
MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Arriving at night to this majestic Moroccan Palace, 30 minutes from the medina in Marrakech, was like stepping into a dream. Minarets and do...

DREAM PHUKET
PHUKET, THAILAND

Arriving in the dip of low-season unfortunately meant that we couldn’t see the Dream Hotel Phuket it all its glory, an alleged good-times, p...

KERRY HOTEL
HONG KONG, CHINA

The idea of ‘mixing old and new’ is a term used so commonly these days it almost runs the risk of becoming cliché, but never has it seemed s...

BELMOND LA RESIDENCIA
MALLORCA, SPAIN

Have you heard of Deià? We have to admit that we hadn’t, although we had come across the infamous Belmond La Residencia. This exceptional Sp...

PARK HYATT
BANGKOK, THAILAND

The family who runs the ‘Central’ empire of upscale shopping malls in Thailand are among the country’s most affluent and prominent hospitali...

PRESERVING HISTORY
ANEGUNDI, INDIA

Dawn in Anegundi can only be described as operatic. The stage is the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River. From the little I can see on th...

WESTHOUSE HOTEL
NYC, USA

On wandering into the Westhouse on 55th Street, we wondered if we had stumbled into a prohibition-era speakeasy – we’re told that we were sp...

11 HOWARD
NYC, USA

If there is such a thing as heaven for experiential travellers in Manhattan, hanging out in the vicinity of Howard Street in NYC’s Chinatown...

HOTEL GRAND TREMEZZO
LAKE COMO, ITALY

When in search of a touch of rural Italian glamour, culture and food, look no further than Lake Como. It’s a place of exceedingly great beau...

TWINPALMS PHUKET
PHUKET, THAILAND

The jaw-droppingly beautiful Surin Beach, home to the glorious Twinpalms, used to be a must-go hangout for the chic jet-set. Last year, the ...

THE RACHA
PHUKET, THAILAND

If ‘Fantasy Island’ were real, this would be it. A 30-minute boat ride away from their executive boarding lounge at Chalong pier, this is a ...